Basics Series. Soteriology, part 18.

1Ti 4:10; 2Co 5:14-21; Heb 13:20-21; Rom 4:23-25; Rom 3:19-20, 23; Rom 6:23; Rom 3:10-11; Rom 5:12.

BAS-31-121016 - length: 61:20 - taught on Oct, 16 2012

Class Outline:

John Farley


October 16, 2012

The Doctrine of Soteriology

The blood of Christ - His substitutionary spiritual death on the cross - provided redemption, expiation, propitiation, and reconciliation for every man.

RECONCILIATION = the removal of the barrier between God and man. Man is restored to PEACE with God. It is the MAN AS ENEMY side of the cross.

JUSTIFICATION = It is the legal act of God whereby He declares the ungodly believer RIGHTEOUS because He has imputed to the believer His perfect righteousness.


Redemption Price
Expiation Cancelled
Propitiation Satisfied
Reconciliation Peace
Justification Righteousness



Reconciliation is God’s peace treaty with the entire human race.

The doctrine of reconciliation explains the removal of the barrier between God and mankind through the salvation work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross.

Reconciliation (in relation to the world): the removal of the barrier between God and man, replacing enmity with PEACE.


Passage Perspective
ROM 5:6-11 Gospel
2CO 5:14-21 Ministry
EPH 2:13-18 Church
COL 1:15-23 Glory of Christ

The death of Christ is mentioned prominently in each and every New Testament passage that speaks of reconciliation.

There is the emphasis on being in the resurrected, ascended, and seated Christ as the ultimate purpose of reconciliation for the Church Age believer.


to exchange
to reconcile completely


Reconciliation is the removal of the barrier that separated God from man and prevented man from approaching God.

All the work of Christ on the cross that involves getting rid of negative things was done on behalf of all people in the world.

All of the work that involves giving positive things is done only for believers.

It is a complete and thorough change accomplished by the actual removal of the cause of enmity, so making reconciliation. [Chafer]

Has this actually been removed for the whole world, all men,
A = All Men, OR
Has this actually been exchanged only for the believer? B = Believers




On the basis of these accomplishments by Christ in His blood, God the Father issued a peace treaty meant for the entire world.

All that constituted the enmity has actually been removed by the death of Christ on the cross, and that for all mankind.

The Lord Jesus Christ died for all men at the cross. This is the doctrine of the unlimited atonement.

That means that the bondage of sin has been actually removed for all men on account of the blood of Christ.

The penalty of sin has been actually removed for all men on account of the blood of Christ.

The justice and righteousness of God have actually been completely satisfied for all time with regard to all men, again by the virtue of the death of Christ on the cross.

From 1 Cor 5:14-21, we conclude that there is a two-fold aspect of reconciliation.

1. That which God has already accomplished in Christ: He has thoroughly changed the relation of the whole world to Himself, so that He does not charge their trespasses to them.

2. A reconciliation for which we may appeal to the unbeliever and which must take place in the attitude of the unsaved individual through the revelation given to him in the Gospel.

Christ through His death wipes out the negative power of death: sin, the penalty of sin, and the condemnation of God.

On the resurrection side of the cross, we find only things that have life in them!

1. Perfect righteousness

2. Eternal life

3. Permanent union with Christ who is our life

God the Father ratified the peace treaty by raising His Son from the dead; HEB 13:20.